Unique Trail Mix Recipes for National Trails Day

May 30, 2013 in Trail Mix Recipes by amylaree

Our favorite homemade trail mix recipes.

Our favorite homemade trail mix recipes.

Trail Mix Recipes for NTD

We’re excited about all of the events that are going on across the country this Saturday to celebrate National Trails Day, but you can’t have a celebration without some good grub, right?

To help keep your belly full and energy high during your hikes this weekend, we’ve compiled some of our favorite unique homemade trail mix recipes. These are quick, easy and tasty trail mix recipes that are a welcome break from the standard raisins, peanuts & M&Ms (not that there’s anything wrong with that)!

Try out one of our favorite trail mix recipes this weekend:

Mix up a batch and get ready to join our fellow outdoorsy folks this Saturday for National Trails Day!

Camp Recipes: Halloween Trail Mix Recipe

October 15, 2012 in Trail Mix Recipes by amylaree

Boo!

Halloween Trail Mix Recipe

It’s about to get ghoulish out there – and that’s a good excuse to conjure up a new homemade trail mix recipe! We took inspiration from the plethora of sweet treats that are the hallmark of Halloween and mixed in some trail mix recipe standards.

Ingredients

  • 2 – 3 cups Granola (we used premade, but feel free to bake up your own)
  • Pumpkin Spice Mix (2 – 3 teaspoons)
  • Honey Roasted Peanuts
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Candy Corn
  • Almond M&Ms

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle pumpkin spice mix on the granola.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients in the proportions that you like best. Grab a handful and chow down while the trick or treaters make the rounds!
Halloween Trail Mix Recipe

Camp Recipes: Halloween Trail Mix Recipe

Camp Recipes: Strawberry & Graham Trail Mix

October 1, 2012 in Trail Mix Recipes by amylaree

Strawberry & Graham Homemade Trail Mix Fixins

Strawberry & Graham Homemade Trail Mix Fixins

A few days ago I stumbled across the idea of s’mores trail mix while on Pinterest (Are you a Pinner? Check out our Pinterest boards for MMT!). While the concept of s’mores trail mix is INCREDIBLY appealing, it’s not really gonna give you the energy that you’ll need while on the trail.

But I was not to be deterred. Taking that inspiration and scouring the grocery store aisles, we came up with this homemade trail mix recipe that brings a little bit healthier & more fortifying base.

Strawberry & Graham Trail Mix

Ingredients

  • 3 – 4 cups Golden Grahams cereal
  • 1 – 1.5 cups strawberry yogurt covered raisins
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup honey roasted cashews
  • 1 – 1.5 cups cranberries
  • 1 cup pistachios

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients into a large bowl. Gently combine until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Grab a handful and chow down!
Camp Recipe: Strawberry & Graham Trail Mix

Camp Recipe: Strawberry & Graham Trail Mix Recipe

Camp Recipe: Sweet & Spicy Asian Trail Mix for National Trail Mix Day

August 31, 2012 in Trail Mix Recipes by thewrangler17

Spicy trail mix fixin's

Spicy trail mix fixin’s

Today is National Trail Mix Day. Much like our gourmet s’mores, we’re always looking to put a spin on the classics. To celebrate National Trail Mix Day, we decided to go all out with some Sweet & Spicy Asian Trail Mix (and spicy it is!). Looking around on the interwebs for a good recipe, we stumbled across Rachael Ray’s Spicy Sweet Asian Nut Mix, and decided to build off of it.

Sweet & Spicy Asian Trail Mix

Trail Mix Ingredients

  • Peanuts
  • Cashews
  • Sesame Sticks
  • Wasabi Peas
  • Wasabi & Soy Sauce Almonds (regular almonds are fine, too)
  • Dried Pineapple
  • Dried Apricots
  • Crystallized Ginger
  • Chow Mein Noodles
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 cup Sesame Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the sesame seeds and crushed red pepper and cook, stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes. Stir in the brown sugar and when just dissolved, stir in the soy sauce, then the chow mein noodles. Spread evenly on the prepared baking sheet, let cool.
  2. Mix the other ingredients in a bowl, amounts to taste. We did fairly even amounts of everything, but put in the most of what you like the best.
  3. When the chow mein noodles are cool, mix them in. (We had to wait overnight for the chow mein noodles to be dry enough to mix with the rest.)
  4. Enjoy.
Camp Recipe: Spicy Trail Mix

Camp Recipe: Spicy Trail Mix

Camp Recipes: Cinnamon Almond Trail Mix

May 20, 2012 in Trail Mix Recipes by amylaree

Cinnamon Almond Trail Mix

Homemade Trail Mix Recipe Fixin’s

I cannot count how many times trail mix has been clutch in making sure we didn’t drop from delirium after a long day’s hike. We came up with this recipe after finding a few gems at the grocery store… namely the almonds, pretzels and ginger. The almonds and pretzels complement each other perfectly and the ginger gives a nice kick.

The nuts and almonds are a protein pack, but I like the use of crystallized ginger in this recipe because of its anti-inflammatory properties. After a long day on the trail it’s good to treat your joints right with ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties.

Ingredients

  • 1 C. Cinnamon Almonds
  • 1 C. Yogurt-covered Pretzels
  • 1 1/2 C. Roasted Peanuts
  • 1 C. Cranberries
  • 1/2 C. Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1/2 C. Crystallized Ginger

Preparation

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and divvy up into your preferred trail mix packet.

One note: The yogurt-covered pretzels can get a little gooey if it gets too hot outside, so keep that in mind when you’re taking this mix on the trail — may be best for fall or winter hikes.

Cinnamon Almond Trail Mix

Cinnamon Almond Trail Mix Recipe